Acclaimed director chooses media students for latest film

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Acclaimed director Shona Auerbach is preparing to begin principle photography on her latest feature film Rudy, a coming-of-age tale set in Coventry, Nuneaton and rural Warwickshire, and 3 media production students will be joining her on-set.

The film’s story focuses on Rudy, a 15-year-old girl whose life in rural Warwickshire with her widowed father is turned upside down after meeting Luke, a skateboarder from Coventry. Alongside final-year media production students Thomas Barnes, Tori Smith and Sarah Wildash, the production has cherry picked a number of local talent including city writer Diane Allton, producer Rachel Carter, and members of the Coventry and Warwickshire Filmmakers’ Network.

Auerbach is an award winning commercial film director, whose previous film Dear Frankie (2004) starred Gerard Butler and met with both critical and commercial success.

The film’s producers have decided to part crowd-fund the budget required via indiegogo, producer Graeme Dunn adds, “We hope that people will get pleasure from the fact that they sponsored a local film project, that they will be able to see in their local cinema. Everyone who donates will get a perk, from a signed cast photograph up to an executive producer or company screen credit and it’s a great advertising opportunity for small businesses. Every penny really does count, and we would love the people and businesses of Coventry and Warwickshire to support us with this.”

To donate, visit www.indiegogo.com/rudyfilm or follow the film’s progress on twitter @rudyfilm.

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